So my saving plan began. So far I have $700 saved. $100 from a blog event I attended. All I had to do was post on social media and I got a check. Then my husband and I went and listened to a timeshare pitch while on vacation. I got another $100. Plus saving a little here and there.
But now my dilemma -- Sigh -- Do I keep saving for my trip or use the money to make my first modification to my Jeep. After much research and reading about other Jeeper's experiences I found my best route is to start with recovery equipment. So for Mother's Day my family bought me some recovery gear. Now it's time for a recovery front bumper with a winch. So I've been researching. I've narrowed it down to four bumpers.
Rampage Recovery Style Front Bumper (88510)
$600 on eBay or Amazon
Warn Elite Series Front Bumper with Grille Guard (87750) $734 on Quadratec.com
Quadrate Q Series Winch in black w/smittybuilt XRC M.O.D Front Bumper w/Full End Caps (12051.244.X.A.) $790 on Quadratec.com
Rampage Products Front Recovery Bumper (121221.100X) $595 on Quadratec.com
So I guess I have two dilemma's now. Rubicon Trail vs. Bumper -- and now --- which bumper?
I have decided I want both!!! With determination and creativity I will do it. Here's my plan...
Since Jeep parts and Jeep trips are not a necessity for a family of four, I need to be very creative when saving my money. I am trying to find a job but that is very difficult especially for someone who hasn't been in circulation for 15 years. So my dilemma... How do I save this money?
EBAY! I now have some running clothes and jeans that are too big for me. Instead of giving them to charity I will eBay them. I also have a pair of expensive running shoes I don't like so why not make a few bucks.
My birthday is fast approaching so maybe I can talk my family into a Jeep bumper as my gift.
So begins my journey to hit the Rubicon Trail and start my Jeep modifications.
Follow me on this journey as I save for my new bumper. I will post my first auction today and then begin looking for more ways to earn and save Jeep money. I would love to hear your suggestions on ways to make an extra buck.
AND.... What are your thoughts on my choice of bumpers?
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